The team of professionals at New Dental Images in Elk Grove has helped numerous patients overcome dental issues through gapped teeth treatment. The correction of gapped teeth has many procedural options including Invisalign, braces, bonding, veneers, implants, and bridges. After a complete assessment, Dr. Van Dang will make a recommendation regarding the best way for you to proceed in correcting your gapped teeth.
Gapped Teeth Correction
There are many different factors to consider about each patient; the structure of each mouth, and the approach Dr. Dang takes to correct the gap. The size of the gap and the length of time a patient wishes to have the treatments completed in impacts the direction in which the correction plan may go. Depending on if the gap is due to missing teeth and the structure of each patient’s teeth will help determine what type of treatment option will be used.
Treatments Options For Gapped Teeth
Bonding or Veneers are an option for some patients. Bonding may be a simple solution if the gap is small. However, the downside to bonding is that this method may not last as long as other options and may have need repair. Porcelain Veneers can be used to close the gap between the two front teeth as long as the gap is not too wide. Veneers are commonly used and offer a fairly permanent solution.
Braces & Invisalign
Orthodontics may also be an option to consider when closing a small gap. Traditional braces or Invisalign are extremely effective procedures for closing gaps. Both treatments function by slowly moving teeth closer together. New Dental Images specializes in Invisalign. Many patients choose this method over the traditional brackets and wires method. Traditional braces are a more conservative method and can be a more lengthy process.
Implants & Bridges
If the gap were present due to missing teeth a more functionally appropriate method would be to use replacements. The most effective solution may be a partial denture, bridge, or an implant. A common disadvantage for partial dentures is that they may become loose and require some adjusting. A bridge has to rely on strong, healthy teeth on either side of the affected area for support. The implant will provide a more stable yet complicated and timely replacement option.
There are many choices and options when it comes to closing the gap between teeth. By calling New Dental Images today and making an initial consultation, all of these options can be fully discussed. Feel free to make a list of questions so that nothing important is left out. New Dental Images will put that great smile back where it belongs. Call New Dental Images today to set up an appointment.